Community Briefs: Feb. 9, 2013
Maxwell FBLA dinner Monday
Maxwell FBLA will hold a pasta dinner from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. on Monday at the Maxwell High School Snack Bar.
Proceeds will benefit the American Legion Colusa County's Fallen Veterans Fund and the Maxwell Cemetery fence project.
Tickets are $8 and may be purchased from a Maxwell FBLA member and at the Colusa Indian Wellness Center.
Granzella's, Louis Cairo's, Colusa Casino Resort, and Kim's Country Deli will prepare the dinner.
For more information, call 438-2291, Ext. 12103.
Medicare workshop scheduled
The Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program of Passages, or HICAP, will be offering a free Medicare workshop from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday at the Williams Community Center.
The presenter is Natasha Coulter-Latorre, community outreach coordinator for Passages HICAP. She will discuss Medicare, Medi-Gap and other related topics.
Registration is required to ensure everyone will receive the workshop materials. You may register by calling 898-6716 or 1-800-434-0222.
For more information about PASSAGES services, visit www.passagescenter.org. If a group or agency would like to host a workshop, call Coulter-LaTorre at 898-6715.
Youth Counts nominations open
The Colusa County Office of Education is accepting nominations for the ninth annual Caring Youth Counts Awards.
The awards acknowledge the positive contributions individual students make to their communities. The categories for which nominations are accepted are:
• Heroic Resilience: For overcoming or is being in the process of overcoming challenges in life.
• Interest in Community Services: For volunteer contributions to the community, family, church or school.
• Strength of Character: For efforts to remain true to his or her character by being honest, respectful, and/or standing up to peer pressure.
Nominees must be 5 to 18 years old and attend school in Colusa County. Anyone can nominate a student.
The event will be held March 20 at the Colusa Indian Community Center.
For more information or to obtain a nomination form, contact Cindi Hudgins at 458-0330, Ext. 10327 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valentine's event set this week
The Y.E.S. Program, Indigenous Circles United, and the Jordan Hillis Fund are sponsoring a night of romance on Thursday at the Indigenous Circles United.
The event includes a three-course spaghetti dinner, entertainment, photos and a silent auction. Dinner includes a bottle of sparkling cider, photo and centerpiece.
Tickets are $20 and $50 for a couple. A party table of eight is $285. Proceeds support the various youth activities and efforts sponsored by these groups.
Indigenous Circles United is located at 650 Market St., next to Davison's Drug & Stationery.
For tickets or more information, call Rich Regudo at Indigenous Circles United, 501-3087 or Terri Rivera of Y.E.S., 458-7372.
Duck box volunteers sought
Gray Lodge Wildlife Area is seeking volunteers with an interest in wildlife, ages 18 and older, to take part in its annual Wood Duck Nest Box Program. This is the largest volunteer nesting-box monitoring program in California.
A meeting will be held from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. March 9 at Gray Lodge, off of Pennington Road, Gridley.
Wear comfortable clothes and bring a sack lunch.
Reservations are required and space is limited.
For more information, call 846-7505.